A show dedicated to the music of the jazz musicians who emerged from the political strife of '60s South Africa to profoundly influence the course of jazz in the '70s and beyond, specifically the five members of the Blue Notes who lived to make uncompromising, folk-inflected jazz.
As part of WKCR's Summer 2012 LiveKive Project, today's Out to Lunch featured three recent live, in-studio performances from: Darius Jones, Ben Gerstein, David Grollman, Mike Pride, and Davy Mooney, and interviews with Darius Jones, Ben Gerstein, and Mike Pride.
We also celebrated the 39th anniversary of Sam Rivers' Streams, live at Montreux Jazz Festival '73.
The final hour of the show featured a solo drum performance from bandleader, composer, and improviser Mike Pride, as well as an interview with Mike discussing his work "Drummer's Corpse" and its upcoming realization at Trash Bar in Williamsburg, July 9th, 9pm.
Saxophonist Oliver Lake joined us for the first hour of the show to discuss his upcoming projects, including a performance tomorrow night with Trio 3 at the Vision Festival and a three-night residency with his Organ Quartet beginning June 21st at Shapeshifter Lab